2023

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2024’s top construction events

Construction Dive

It’s time to plan for the year to come. Construction Dive has you covered with a full list of the industry conferences, expos and meetings on tap for 2024.

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Former Carillion director banned for 11 years

Construction Enquirer

The former finance chief of Carillion has been banned from being a company director for 11 years. Zafar Khan voluntarily agreed with the disqualification by the Insolvency Service who are also pursuing cases against other former Carillion directors. A spokesperson said: “The Insolvency Service, acting on behalf of The Secretary of State for Business and Trade, has accepted a disqualification undertaking from Zafar Iqbal Khan for 11 years for his conduct as a director of Carillion Plc.

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Biden mandates PLAs on large federal contracts

Construction Dive

The White House announced on Monday the implementation of an executive order to require project labor agreements on federal construction jobs above $35 million.

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Building Safety Fund rejects three-quarters of applications

Construction News

Almost three-quarters of applications to the government’s £4.5bn Building Safety Fund (BSF) have been assessed as not eligible, according to new government figures. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) says that 3,611 applications for the scheme – intended to fund the remediation… The post Building Safety Fund rejects three-quarters of applications appeared first on Construction News.

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Optimize Operational Processes With an Industry-Specific ERP

As the use of Enterprise Resource Planning systems in the construction industry is critical to optimizing operations, it's critical that decision makers conduct a thorough software evaluation to find the one that best aligns to their needs.

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Henry Construction crashes into administration

Construction Enquirer

Henry Construction Projects has gone into administration leaving hundreds of suppliers and subcontractors out of pocket. Insolvency experts from FRP Advisory took control of the London-based residential tower builder yesterday evening. The collapse ends weeks of speculation about the contractor which has been strangling its supply chain of payments for several months.

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UAW strike to have ripple effect on construction

Construction Dive

Union representation today is low, but the big wins from guilds and widespread pro-labor sentiment could tip the scales and continue to empower workers.

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Reverse mentorships bridge generational gaps

Construction Dive

The practice helps longtime employees learn tech and communication skills, while newer workers gain valuable insight from experienced colleagues, according to a Suffolk project manager.

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New homes standard to make heat pumps mandatory

Construction News

All housing built from 2025 should include heat pumps, according to new government proposals. A consultation on technical requirements for the government’s Future Homes Standard opened on Wednesday (13 December), with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) stating that the requirements will… The post New homes standard to make heat pumps mandatory appeared first on Construction News.

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HS2 designer blames frequent cost rises on ‘overengineering’ of project

New Civil Engineer

The former technical director of High Speed 2 Ltd (HS2 Ltd) and one of the principal designers of HS2’s original plan believes “overengineering” of the project is a principal reason behind the continually ballooning costs. The post HS2 designer blames frequent cost rises on ‘overengineering’ of project appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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A Visit to the Cairo Monorail

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Luke Carothers Cairo and its surrounding metropolitan area has seen a significant amount of change over the last two decades. Where once there was little to break the seemingly endless sands that encompassed the city of Cairo, a series of new developments have been built to support the region’s shifting needs and population. Places like the New Administrative Capital–which has been under construction since 2015–are being rapidly built and expanded.

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From Plan to Reality: Unlocking the Power of Aerial Imagery for AEC

Aerial imagery has emerged as a necessary tool for architecture, engineering, and construction firms seeking to improve pre-construction site analysis, make more informed planning decisions, and ensure all stakeholders have access to an accurate visualization of the site to keep the project moving forward. Download our guide and take a deeper look at how aerial imagery can be leveraged to drive project efficiency by reducing unnecessary site visits and providing the accurate details required to

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Constructing with Intelligence: How Autodesk AI Helps You Be More Efficient

Autodesk Construction Cloud

The construction industry is no stranger to big changes. Whether it’s the proliferation of BIM, the shift to digital plans and documents over paper, or the rise of mobility and cloud collaboration, transformation has been part of the industry’s DNA over the last few decades. Every big change has certainly come with its challenges, but the construction industry has successfully overcome these pain points to advance processes and achieve new levels of efficiency.

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Grade Control is Now for Residential and Commercial Contractors

For Construction Pros

Smaller commercial and residential contractors involved in commercial and even civil construction projects are adopting grade control as a best practice, facilitated by technology.

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NTPC Hiring for Assistant Managers | 300 Posts | 02-06-2023

Construction Placements

NTPC Hiring for Assistant Managers | 300 Posts | 02-06-2023 NTPC Hiring for Assistant Managers with 300 Posts vacancies, last date to apply for this job is 02-06-2023 The post NTPC Hiring for Assistant Managers | 300 Posts | 02-06-2023 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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3 ways prefabrication doubles as a sustainability strategy

BD+C

3 ways prefabrication doubles as a sustainability strategy 0 qpurcell Mon, 03/20/2023 - 11:09 Modular Building Corie Baker, AIA, shares three modular Gresham Smith projects that found sustainability benefits from the use of prefabrication. Corie Baker, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C Healthcare Facilities Modular Building Sustainable Development Sustainable Design and Construction In recent years, we’ve seen an accelerated shift towards the use of prefabrication in new construction.

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HS2 job cuts continue as another section delayed

Construction Enquirer

Workers on another major section of HS2 in the Midlands are being stood down as rephasing of the route continues to put hundreds of jobs in jeopardy. Site sources told the Enquirer that workers on the Balfour Beatty Vinci section between Birmingham and Litchfield were told this week that that non-critical works are being brought to a “safe stop” on the route.

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Komatsu unveils hydrogen fuel cell excavator concept

Equipment World

Komatsu has recently joined the new race to determine if hydrogen is the fuel of the future with the reveal of its concept mid-sized excavator.

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Announcing Procore’s 2023 Impact Report

Procore

Today, Procore released its 2023 Impact Report, which showcases the company’s continued environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts. Read a version of Tooey Courtemanche’s opening message below.  Construction transforms our world in both seen and unseen ways. A skyline can completely shift in a decade. But that skyline is not just made of buildings.

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Washington sheet metal worker recruits other women to the trades

Construction Dive

Tammy Meyen recently joined the International Training Institute in a role designed to help entice nontraditional workers to join the construction industry.

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HS2 chief admits he did not know real Euston Station cost

Construction News

HS2 chief executive Mark Thurston has admitted he did not know how much Euston Station would cost to build when a Dragados and Mace joint venture was appointed as construction partner for the job. Giving evidence to the Public Accounts Committee on the costs of… The post HS2 chief admits he did not know real Euston Station cost appeared first on Construction News.

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HS2 Phase 1 ‘cost close to exceeding benefit’ as officials blame civils contracts

New Civil Engineer

The cost of building High Speed 2 (HS2) Phase One is moving closer to being less than the benefit it will bring, according to Department for Transport (DfT) analysis, while HS2 Ltd chiefs say the civils contracts give them little leverage to improve contractor performance. The post HS2 Phase 1 ‘cost close to exceeding benefit’ as officials blame civils contracts appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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UW’s new hybrid mass timber building advances Seattle Building Code

Construction Specifier

The University of Washington’s (UW’s) Health Sciences and Education Building (HSEB) in Seattle features a sustainable structural system with cross-laminated timber (CLT), steel, and concrete. The system impacted Seattle Building Code, which previously did not have provisions for hybrid mass timber structures. At the project outset, due to the horizontal floor plan, a through-and-through CLT structure would not be possible.

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Are We Missing an Important Element of Sustainability Reporting?

Autodesk Construction Cloud

This year, the European Union finalized its corporate social responsibility reporting directive for listed companies, with rules being phased in over the next year. In the US, the Securities and Exchange Commission has been deliberating on a proposed set of disclosure rules since the spring of 2022 and is expected to finalize them this fall. 2024 promises to be a transformative year for public companies when it comes to reporting on strides made toward greater environmental sustainability.[ 1 ]

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Topcon Aptix and Grade Control Interoperability

For Construction Pros

As the AEMP Telematics standard has paved the way for some equipment performance data to cross proprietary boundaries, the industry next grapples with topographical data for 3D machine control.

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Walk-in Interviews from 22nd April to 30th April 2023 | Various Construction Engineering Jobs

Construction Placements

Walk-in Interviews from 22nd April to 30th April 2023 | Various Construction Engineering Jobs Apply and attend the walk-in interview and virtual job interviews from 1st April to 30th April 2023 for engineering construction jobs. The post Walk-in Interviews from 22nd April to 30th April 2023 | Various Construction Engineering Jobs appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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EU delegation Visits Ireland to investigate MICA crisis

Plant & Civil Engineer

A delegation from the European Parliament has visited Ireland to investigate the defective concrete block crisis. MEPs from Spain, Estonia and Latvia joined Irish counterparts on the three-day mission to Donegal and Dublin. The visit serves as a follow-up to several petitions that were received and debated by the Committee on Petitions, highlighting the issue of defective mica blocks used in construction in Ireland.

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Ilke Homes put up for sale in battle to save modular builder

Construction Enquirer

Yorkshire-based modular house builder ilke Homes has been put up for sale as the board and investors battle to save the loss-making business. The Enquirer understand that work stopped at both sites and its 250,000 sq ft factory in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire on Friday. Directors warned the business was struggling in the face of volatile macro-economic conditions and issues with the planning system complicate fundraising and housing delivery.

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Contractor sentenced to 90 days jail after fatal trench collapse

Equipment World

Former Vail construction company owner sentenced for reckless manslaughter charge after an employee died in a trench collapse in 2021 in Breckenridge.

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Skilled Labor Shortage Adds to Contractors' Staffing Woes, AGC Survey Finds

ENR Construction

An AGC survey held in July and August found 81% of contractors are using higher pay and other incentives to attract skilled workers to fill open positions that 88% of them reported they were having a hard time filling.

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Construction worker sues employers for directing him to use ‘colored’ door

Construction Dive

After asking to enter a trailer to use the microwave, the Black worker said a superintendent told him he had to use a separate entrance from White staff.

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EDF reveals ‘increasing risk’ of Hinkley delays and budget overruns

Construction News

There is an increasing chance that the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project could take longer and cost more to complete than planned, it has emerged. In a presentation to investors to coincide with its first-quarter results, client EDF said: “The risk of additional delays… The post EDF reveals ‘increasing risk’ of Hinkley delays and budget overruns appeared first on Construction News.

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National Highways’ £1.7bn Stonehenge tunnel scheme returns to High Court

New Civil Engineer

Campaigners opposing National Highways’ £1.7bn A303 tunnel underneath Stonehenge World Heritage Site are heading to High Court today, 12 December, for a three-day hearing. The post National Highways’ £1.7bn Stonehenge tunnel scheme returns to High Court appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Mass timber reframes Idaho ski hotel’s Alpine architecture

Construction Specifier

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of northern Idaho, the Humbird Hotel at Schweitzer redefines mountain architecture with modern construction materials such as exposed cross-laminated timber (CLT), glue-laminated timber (glulam), board-formed concrete, metal, and glass. Skylab Architecture, the project’s architect, describes the resort as “Seattle urbanite meets Idaho ski bum.

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Streamlining Construction Workflows: Hodari Africa  Excels with Autodesk Build

Autodesk Construction Cloud

In the fast-paced and intricate world of project management, having the right tools and technologies can make all the difference. Hodari Africa , a leading project management firm, recognised the limitations of traditional document-sharing platforms and sought a more robust solution to enhance their construction workflows. A Changing Landscape As an independent, agile, and client-orientated professional services consultancy, Hodari provides bespoke development management and project management s

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Construction Adds 16,000 Jobs in September

For Construction Pros

Several economic indicator reports relevant to the construction industry were released today, helping to paint a picture of the outlook moving into the fourth quarter of 2023.

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BEL Recruitment 2023 for Project and Trainee Engineer-I | 428 Posts | 18-05-2023

Construction Placements

BEL Recruitment 2023 for Project and Trainee Engineer-I | 428 Posts | 18-05-2023 BEL Recruitment 2023 for Project and Trainee Engineer-I with 428 Posts vacancies, the last date to apply is 18-05-2023 The post BEL Recruitment 2023 for Project and Trainee Engineer-I | 428 Posts | 18-05-2023 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.